The skin loses its natural elasticity gradually as we age. As a result, many women experience changes in their breast appearance.
Women with smaller breasts may experience more minor changes as their breasts sag slightly. However, women with more substantial breasts may experience significant drooping leading to a more conspicuous change in their breast appearance.
Breast lift is an ideal option for women who are experiencing sagging breasts. It is especially sought-after by moms who want to restore their pre-pregnancy figure. Breast lift is a common component of the “mommy makeover” plan.
Some women choose to undergo a breast lift and breast augmentation cosmetic surgery to lift the breasts and enhance their size at the same time. Regardless of her personal goals, the patient should select an experienced breast lift surgeon with the required qualifications to establish her candidacy and make the right recommendations to her.
Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast lift to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding communities.
Patients who have experienced a loss in the breast volume and elasticity should understand how a breast lift can help them. Factors such as major weight loss, pregnancy, or aging cause the breasts to sag. In such cases, women usually seek a breast lift procedure.
While breast lift surgery can have significant advantages for the patient’s appearance and her quality of life, it is not suitable for every woman. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will establish whether the patient is a candidate for breast lift surgery.
Appropriate breast lift candidates are women who are fit and want to address their saggy breasts. The patient should have reasonable expectations from the surgery. Women will smaller breasts find this procedure most effective, although women with any size breasts can undergo this plastic surgery.
Breast lift surgery candidates should:
- Be above 18 years of age.
- Have sagging breasts (breasts with skin that is stretched and less fullness that in the past).
- Be physically fit and emotionally sound.
- Not be pregnant or nursing.
- Not intending to become pregnant.
- Be within her ideal weight range with no significant future weight loss plans.
Breast Lift after Pregnancy
The two main causes for sagging breasts are pregnancy and breastfeeding. For this reason, many women seek a breast lift procedure after they have kids. Most surgeons suggest that patients should receive breast lift surgery only after they are done having children.
The breast lift surgery does not cause hindrances in becoming pregnant. However, it can adversely impact the outcomes of the mastopexy and stretch the skin further. The outcomes of the surgery will likely be extended by waiting to undergo a breast lift surgery until after having children.
Mastopexy after Massive Weight Loss
Substantial weight loss can give a woman a new, more youthful figure. But gaining too much weight can stretch the skin. Any subsequent weight loss may cause sagging breasts. Therefore, patients should not plan any significant weight loss after mastopexy.
In addition, they can plan the breast lift after they have achieved their weight loss goals. Cooperative female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas and other towns and cities in the fantastic Lone Star State for a breast lift.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.